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A Team Worth Watching...

I am a life long Cards fan and want to submit my view on what would make the Cards a team worthy of watching.  Looking at the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Mets I thought - jeez - I can have the Cards on in the background but this lineup is absolute crap!  With that in mind...

For this diary - I am going with no rules - plausible trades and anyone in AA or above can be called up - I am also not taking into consideration how "future development" might be hindered...  So my new roster would be...

Lineup vs. RHP

  1.  RF - Rasmus
  2.  C - Anderson
  3.  1B - Pujols
  4.  LF - Duncan
  5.  3B - Rolen
  6.  CF - Edmonds
  7.  2B - Greene/Spezio
  8.  SS - Miles/Eckstein
Lineup vs. LHP
  1.  SS - Eckstein
  2.  3B - Rolen
  3.  1B - Pujols
  4.  LF - Stavinoha
  5.  RF - Marti/Duncan
  6.  C - Molina
  7.  CF - Rasmus
  8.  2B - Greene
OK - by my count that would be 13 position players...  I've got 6 OF three middle infielders and 2 catchers...  I think that's about right.  

SP

  1.  Chris Carpenter
  2.  Adam Wainright
  3.  Mike Maroth
  4.  Jaime Garcia
  5.  Anthony Reyes
RP
  1.  Closer - Troy Percival
  2.  Setup - Chris Perez
  3.  Setup 2 - Franklin
  4.  Lefty 1 - Flores or Cate
  5.  Lefty 2 - TJ
  6.  ROOGY - Worrell or Sillman
  7.  Long Relief/Spot Start - B. Thompson
Players traded:
  1.  Encarnacion and $2M for a bag of pretzels
  2.  Bennett released
  3.  So retired suddenly
  4.  Izzy to some team for a B- prospect
  5.  Looper and Springer to some team for a C- prospect
  6.  Mulder to challenge for a spot in 08
  7.  Kennedy and $10M to the mexican league for a pink elephant pinata
I left out Ankiel for fun, but if you were to make this exercise a little more realistic you might switch Rasmus and Ankiel - still fun to watch.

I am a bit of a space cadet, but with this team on the field I wouldn't be writing a weird diary instead of watching the game...

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